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Fall 2021
Jan 28,2022
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ARAB 100 - IS: ARABIC LANGUAGE
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Language Department

ARAB 101 - FOUNDATIONS OF ARABIC I
This course is the first in a series that aims at helping students achieve communicative competence in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). This course of study represents the first step in the acquisition of the basic skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, and writing for students new to the language. These skills will acquire more life when they are placed in the cultural context of the Arab cultures, a context that is indispensable in the pursuit of mutual communication and understanding. Emphasis will be placed on MSA, the variety used in most forms of media and official and formal communication throughout the Arabic-speaking world. The course will begin by acquainting students with the sounds and shapes of the alphabet, while at the same time introducing them to ways of speaking in basic conversations. We will establish a foundation in basic communication skills without focusing on grammatical concepts but, rather, with emphasis on oral, aural, reading and writing abilities.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness

ARAB 102 - FOUNDATIONS-ARABIC II
This course is a continuation of Foundations I. The course is designed to foster creativity and encourage the use of Arabic in meaningful, everyday situations while promoting cultural awareness and appreciation. It is based on ACTFL oral proficiency guidelines with a functional methodology, allowing for the immediate integration of newly learned vocabulary into real-life role playing. The primary goal of the course is to emphasize the use of language rather than the abstract knowledge of it. A reality-based communication approach will provide the students with the skills necessary to express themselves, both in speech and writing, at the novice/high level and will prepare the students with a panorama of Arabic culture, from its classical roots to its most contemporary expressions. In class, listening, speaking, reading and writing activities will be used to enhance the grasp of vocabulary and to provide opportunities to express ideas in Arabic. Students will be encouraged to focus on the goal of reaching communicative competence while striving toward grammatical accuracy.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness

ARAB 201 - INTERMEDIATE I - ARABIC
This is the third semester of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). The course will help students move from Novice High to Intermediate Middle Level (ACTFL scale). Students will focus on acquiring additional vocabulary and knowledge of the fundamental grammatical and morphological structures for attaining a higher level of comprehension and communication. By the end of the course, students should have internalized the general principles of word formation, becoming able to recognize roots and patterns, and use the dictionary with ease. Students should be able to read authentic Arabic texts with a good understanding by reading and using context skills, knowledge of grammar, background knowledge, and the dictionary. They are also expected to improve on their communications kills beyond the simple short sentence format.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Language Department


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